What Are Pre-bonded Hair extensions?

Pre-bonded hair extensions are pieces of hair, real or synthetic, that have a bonding agent pre-applied at one tip. The extensions hair are used to increase the length and fullness of a person’s natural hair and can be cut and styled just like real hair. There are several types of pre-bonded hair extensions, such as nail tip, rare remy nail tip, and stick tip. Each type comes in a variety of colors and textures.

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pre-bonded-hair-extensions

Nail tip pre-bonded hair extensions are also called U-tip extensions. During the manufacturing process, bonding glue is placed at one end of the extension. A hair stylist attaches the glued tip of the extension to a client’s hair with a professional heat connector clamp. This clamp resembles a thin hair straightening tool and has a built in lip to place the glue tip into. The hair stylist squeezes the top and bottom sections of the heat connector clamp together and applies pressure to melt the glue, bonding the client’s natural hair to the extension.

Remy nail tip hair extensions are assembled so that all the hair cuticles are running in the same direction. This prevents tangles and keeps hair looking smoother and neater for a longer period of time. Remy extensions may also be more expensive when comparing prices  to other pre-bonded hair extensions. These extensions are applied in the same way as regular nail tip pre-bonded hair extensions.

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pre-bonded-hair-extensions-01

Stick tip, or I-tip pre-bonded hair extensions are also manufactured with the bonding glue at the end. This type of extension is different because of the way it is attached to the hair. A hair stylist uses small attachment devices called micro rings, micro loops, or shrink tubes to adhere the extensions onto the client’s real hair.

Micro rings and loops are small hoops that match the client’s hair color. The hair stylist clamps the micro rings or micro loops around the extension and the natural hair and then squeezes the ring tightly using a specially designed connector tool. The shrinkable tube method uses plastic rings that are applied in the same way, but are closed with a heat clamp to bond the plastic ring and the glue together.

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pre-bonded-hair-extensions-02

The bonding agent most commonly used on pre-bonded hair extensions is keratin glue. This glue is formulated to prevent damage to the hair while providing maximum hold. As hair grows out, the glue can loosen and the extensions will need to be tightened or reapplied. Keratin glue is reportedly the safest glue to use for hair extensions. A hair stylist can remove the extensions with keratin remover.

Further Reading: Remy Clip In Hair Extensions

What are butterfly clips used for clips hair extensions?

Butterfly clips are clips that have two halves connected by a hinge and held closed by a spring that, when squeezed, opens up so that the halves resemble butterfly wings. When closed, the spring holds the clip clamped shut onto whatever object it was placed around. The most commonly thought of type of butterfly clips are the clips made for hair, although other kinds have different uses as well. Butterfly hair clips use a claw shape to grip onto, behind, and underneath many strands of hair in order to stay secure, rather than a flat edge or other shape that tends to slip.

Hair butterfly clips range from tiny clips meant to hold back small strands of hair at a time or provide simple decoration, to large enough clips to hold a long, thick ponytail up in a stylish and versatile hairstyle. Typically made of plastic, butterfly clips can be found in a large amount of colors and patterns. While most butterfly clips are made of plastic to avoid adding excess weight or damaging the hair, metal clips are also available sometimes, especially in the smaller clip styles.

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clip-in

While most clips do not actually have anything to do with a butterfly aside from the shape of the clip, decorative butterflies, as well as glitter, flowers, and other decorations, are sometimes added to clips targeted at young girls. Occasionally, the back portion of the clip that is squeezed to open the rest of the clip is designed in the shape, and sometimes colors, of real butterfly wings. Hair clips designed for everyday wear for adults typically come in more muted, solid colors, such as brown, black, navy blue, and others, and usually do not have a very fancy or decorative shape.

It is very helpful to use butterfly clips during some hair styling procedures. For instance, during coloring, sections of hair can be held out of the way by these clips so that the hair dye does not bleed or rub onto hair that is meant to be left un-dyed. Curling rollers that need to be secured and left in the hair for a period of time can also be held on by butterfly clips, because the wide shape and curved claw of the clips cover a large area of the roller evenly and typically leave little or no visible indent in the hair, a problem often experienced when using smaller or tighter clips.

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How to Put in EZ Weft Hair

EZ Weft® hair is a collection of hair extensions that attach directly to your natural hair without the need for braiding, bonding, sewing, or gluing. EZ Weft® extensions are made with 100-percent human hair that is woven with micro rings for quick and easy installation. Micro ring extensions are safe for natural hair and feature tiny loops that are lightweight, flexible and virtually undetectable. They are simple enough to be applied at home, ideal for all hair types, and last for months.

18" Colorful Virgin Remy Human Hair Single Clip In Extension

18″ Colorful Virgin Remy Human Hair Single Clip In Extension

Instructions

1. Wash and condition your natural hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. This is very important because the extensions will be in the hair for awhile, and having an oily or dirty scalp can result in clogged pores. Dry your hair completely.

2. Use a wide-tooth comb to part your hair down the middle of your head from front to back, then perpendicularly, from ear to ear. This will divide your hair into four sections: two in the front and two in the back. Use claw clips to hold the hair in place.

3. Remove the clip from one of the bottom sections of parted hair. Use a wide-tooth comb to part and separate a 1-inch section of hair from this section. Measure and cut a 1-inch section of the EZ Weft® along the seam. Apply bonding glue to the ends to prevent loose hairs.

4. Separate the 1-inch section of hair into small, 1/4-inch sections. Position the extension at the roots, and use a large clip to hold the extension and natural hair together.

5. Insert the EZ pulling needle in a downward motion through one of the micro ring tubes, from top to bottom. Push the needle completely through the ring.

6. Hold the EZ Weft® between your thumb and forefinger. Gather a 1/4-inch strand of natural hair and hook it onto the EZ tool. Use the tool to thread the hair through the micro ring, and pull it completely through. Do this for the remaining micro tubes on the 1-inch piece of EZ Weft®.

7. Lift the natural hair up, then use the EZ closer tool, or hair extension pliers, to press the micro ring closed. This will attach the extension to the natural hair.

8. Repeat Steps 3 through 7 to complete the first section of hair you are working with. Move to the next lower section of parted hair and repeat Steps 3 through 7. Continue this process for the remaining two sections of hair at the top until all of the extensions have been attached. Leave some natural hair without extensions in each of the four sections.

9. Cover the EZ Weft® with your natural hair. Brush and style your hair as usual so that your hair blends naturally with the extensions.

10. Wash your natural hair with extensions in cool to lukewarm water. Use only mild shampoos and conditioners and rinse the hair thoroughly in cool water. Use a towel to pat your hair dry. Brush and style hair once completely dry.

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How to choose the lace front wig

When shopping for a Remy front lace wig, it’s important to understand hair types. Hair strands have cuticles, which all lay in the same direction. If hair is cut and this direction is maintained when it is attached to the front-lace wig, the end result is Remy hair, which is much more natural and easy to style. Remy hair comes from a variety of sources, and varies according to texture. The common types are Chinese Remy, or Yaki hair, and Indian Remy. Both are of high quality, but Chinese Remy is thicker and coarser, and is a good choice for African American women, especially if it has been processed with the Yaki texture. Indian Remy hair is silkier, and can be a good choice for a laced wig for almost anybody.

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Front-Lace-Size

Another thing to consider when choosing the perfect Remy front lace wig is hair density. Although some people think that a very dense wig is best, often a wig with a lighter density of hair will look more natural. This is a personal choice, which can sometimes be influenced by the styles that you wish to wear. Another thing to consider when choosing a front-lace wig is the manner by which the hair has been attached to the wig. If the laced wig is hand-tied, you will have much more flexibility with styling and parting the hair, and it will look more natural.

Remember that a Remy lace front wig will have a lace mesh cap, which will allow you to attach it at the front hairline with special adhesive or tape. A front-lace wig will provide a natural looking hairline, even when wearing styles that pull the hair back from the face. However, you will need a full lace wig for styles such as a high ponytail. It’s important to apply a laced wig to the hairline properly, to create a natural appearance, and also to avoid damaging your natural hair.

There are different types of foundations used for the wig base. Most Remy front lace wigs are made on Swiss or French lace. These are lightweight and comfortable, and provide a good base for attaching the hair. However, there are also other types of caps used for front-lace wigs. There are laced wig caps made from a combined French lace and stretchable material, which can be great for women who have total hair loss. There are also vacuum cap wigs, which are custom made to the client’s head.

How to choose a Clip-In Hair Extension

Clip-in extensions are the easy way to add volume or length (or both) to your hair without any heavy commitment. Clip in extensions can be applied and removed at a moment’s notice on your own clock, with no salon appointments necessary. Remember to choose colors within two or three shades of your current hair color for a natural look.

clip in extensions

clip in extensions

There are two types of clip-in hair extensions, natural and synthetic. Natural clip-in hair extensions are constructed of human hair and can be treated just as you treat your own hair. Natural clip-in hair extensions can be washed, dried, curled, straightened and dyed. They are considerably more expensive than synthetic clip-in hair extensions, but require far less maintenance and are durable enough to last a few years. Synthetic hair extensions are comprised of various synthetic fibers (polyester, silicone and monofilament to name a few) and are typically very heavy compared to natural hair. When blown, synthetic hair stays flat (due to its weight) or sometimes blows in the opposite direction of the natural hair it is paired with. Synthetic clip-in hair extensions cannot be dyed, and are difficult to wash and maintain. It is for this reason, it is wiser to go with natural clip-in hair extensions.

After you choose which type of clip-in hair extension you want to wear, you can choose the color and texture. For a natural look, choose clip-in hair extensions that are close to your own hair color and texture. If you plan on trying different hairstyles, clip-in extensions with straight hair will be the most versatile. Do you want to add volume or length? This will determine how many clip-in hair extensions you will need. To add volume, 6 to 8 clip-in hair extensions are required; to add length, you will need at least 8 extensions. If you are looking for both volume and length, up to a dozen clip-in hair extensions will create the look of long, thick hair.

Clip-in hair extensions can be purchased at your local beauty supply store or salon. There are two types of clip-in hair extensions to buy: assembled and ready-to-use, or pieces that must be assembled. Clips that are assembled can immediately be applied to the hair. Extensions that are not ready for use must be sewn together. Assembly involves sewing individual clips and loose hair together to create a weft (the clip-in extension that adheres to the hair). Prices vary between the two types of clip in hair extensions, and creating your own weft is more affordable. If you are pressed for time or do not want to bother with creating your own weft, you can purchase the ready-made clip-in hair extensions. Otherwise, purchase the hair, clips (which look like small combs that snap shut), hair thread and a hair needle

Different usage ways for Hair Extensions

Clip in Extensions Smaller, temporary extensions usually don’t require the services of a professional. The most basic type of extensions simply clip onto existing hair, a process that can usually be done at home without much effort, although a stylist may help attach them or dye the hair to better match the wearer’s natural color. Hair attached this way usually only lasts for a day or a night, although they can be reused repeatedly. Micro Links and Shrink Links Longer-lasting extensions can be added to natural hair with metal rings or keratin tubing. In this process, the hair is attached to a small ring or tube, which is clamped onto pieces of real hair. This is a popular method, as damage to the natural hair is minimal, and no adhesives or solvents are used that could potentially irritate sensitive skin. They can, however, be difficult to remove, add additional weight to the hair, and can loosen after a few washings, releasing some of the strands. Experts don’t usually recommend this method for fine hair.

Virgin Remy Human Hair Extension E71604

Virgin Remy Human Hair Extension E71604

Bonding Bonding or gluing usually involves longer wefts of hair, tracks that can be up to 6 inches (15.24 cm) long. An adhesive is applied to the roots of the hair before the extension is applied. This method is usually relatively quick to do, but does not last as long as others. Fusing A special adhesive can also be used to fuse extensions into real hair. Small pieces of hair can be attached with this method. Hot fusion may involve braiding the extension into the natural hair and bonding them together with a wax adhesive. Less commonly, cold fusion methods may be used to attach the extensions. Fusing usually takes several hours to apply, and will usually require a similar amount of time to remove, although it depends on the exact technique and adhesives used. There are products that allow fusion to be done at home but professionally fused extensions tend to last longer and cost more.

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Weaving Hair extensions can also be sewn into the hair. The person’s natural hair is usually braided tight and close to the scalp in cornrows, and the weft sewn into the braid. The process can take a long time, as the person’s own hair must be braided first, and some people find the entire procedure to be very painful. This method may also be quite expensive, although it usually lasts for a long time. Choosing a Stylist Making the decision to get hair extensions can represent a substantial financial and time commitment. The initial cost will be increased with professional products designed to keep the extensions, as well as the natural hair, healthy; extensions also typically require frequent trips to the salon for maintenance as existing hair grows out. An inexperienced stylist can make poor choices resulting in hair damage, so anyone considering hair extensions should choose one who has had the proper training and experience to maximize the investment required. Hair extension professionals are typically licensed cosmetologists well trained in the many methods of applying hair extensions. When choosing a stylist, a person should ask about training, certification, and experience, as well as be specific about his or her needs and concerns. Some stylists keep a portfolio with photos of past customers, and will offer references upon request. Further Reading: Weft Hair Extensions

Holloween Wigs

Halloween is a festival of color and disguises. It is also the time where people of all ages from infants to grownups can have fun by doing extraordinary things. There are a wide range of wigs and costumes that can be worn to the parties. Other things that can be worn include make up, masks, and props. Halloween wigs are very popular both for ladies and girls and men and boys. No Halloween costume is complete without a good prop or hair wig. These can either make or break the look of a costume.

Long dark tresses wigs that hide the face, werewolf, scarecrow, evil butcher and other scary creatures are some of the creature-themed wigs that are available. These scare people off their skin but they are the essence of the Halloween party.

Through the time, the types of wigs have changed. There are traditional wigs and those that have been modernized to resemble some of the famous people.

Pretty Synthetic Lace Front Wig

Pretty Synthetic Lace Front Wig

Ordering a wig long before the event ensures that you get the best choice and also at a very reasonable price. Last minute rushes can cause one to get a wig that they did not intend to buy or even find them out of stock in most of the stores. Some people are very creative and can make these wigs at home. Those made from home give a unique own style and are not similar to any other. One can choose colors that are rare and this ensures originality and there is no possibility that there will be someone else wearing the same kind of wig.

Things to consider when making a wig include:
• Texture
• Material
• Color
• Size

Whether the wig is homemade or bought, there are some factors to consider. These are:
• Comfort – The wig worn should be comfortable to the head. It should fit well and should not be either too lose or too tight. When worn, it should be firm.
• Weight – The wig should be very light to an extent that the wearer should forget that he or she has it on.
• Safety – The wig should not contain any harmful substances or made of toxic materials that can harm the wearer.
• Pricing – The wig should not be too costly since it will only be worn for a day or two. There is no need of spending so much for something that will not be worn on any other day.
• Compatibility – The wig should be compatible with the chosen costume.

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How to Heat Style Clip-In Hair Extensions

Heat style clip in hair extensions and achieve your desired hairstyle. There are two main types of clip-in hair extensions: synthetic and human hair extensions. Human hair extensions are typically the more expensive choice, as they are made of real human hair and look and feel more natural. Clip-in hair extensions offer a quick and easy way for women to achieve thick and voluminous hair. Simple to clip into your hair, you can even heat style clip-in hair extensions as you would with your natural hair by following a few important steps.

Pieces Body Wave Clip In

Pieces Body Wave Clip In

1. Brush or comb the hair extensions through to get rid of any knots and tangles.

2. Spray the extensions lightly with a thermal heat protectant spray. This helps create a barrier between the hair and any heat styling tools you use, to protect the hair and prevent damage.

3. Sit a piece of cardboard on a countertop, at the edge of a dresser or on the ledge of a staircase.

4. Place a door stopper on top of the cardboard, leaving about 1 inch of cardboard hanging over the side towards you.

5. Heat your hair straightener.

6. Straighten the hair extensions one weft at a time–wefts are the separate pieces of hair extensions–until they are all straightened. To straighten the hair, work in 1-inch sections, clipping a section to the piece of cardboard first so it stays firmly in place while you style the hair. Place the hair straightener at the top of a section and glide it down the hair to the ends.

7. Spray the hair extensions lightly with hairspray to set the style.

8. Brush or comb the hair extensions through to get rid of any knots and tangles.

9. Spray the extensions lightly with a thermal heat protectant spray. This helps create a barrier between the hair and any heat styling tools you use, to protect the hair and prevent damage.

10. Sit a piece of cardboard on a countertop, at the edge of a dresser or on the ledge of a staircase.

11. Place a door stopper on top of the cardboard, leaving about 1 inch of cardboard hanging over the side towards you.

12. Heat your hot rollers.

13. Curl the hair extensions one weft at a time–wefts are the separate pieces of hair extensions–until they are all curled. To curl the hair, work in 1-inch sections, clipping a section to the piece of cardboard first so it stays firmly in place while you style the hair. Place the curling iron at the bottom of a section and turn the curling iron to wrap the hair around the barrel. Continue twisting until all the hair in this section is around the barrel and hold the curling iron in place for about 20 to 30 seconds, then gently release the hair.

14. Spray the hair extensions lightly with hairspray to set the style.

Pieces Straight Clip In

Pieces Straight Clip In

Tips & Warnings
For a sleek straight look, rub a small amount of hair serum between your palms and over the top of your hair to reduce frizz and smooth the hair.

You can use something in place of a door stopper as long as it has some weight to it, such as a bookend or a small lamp.

Hair extensions do not receive natural oils in the hair as your natural hair does. To help keep your extensions in the best condition and ensure the longest life—which is especially important if you use heat styling tools on them frequently–apply a deep conditioning hair treatment to the extensions at least once a month. Wash hair as normal, apply the hair treatment to the extensions and place them around the rim of the sink to soak for 10 minutes. Rinse the hair extensions out thoroughly and air-dry or style as desired.

You can also curl your hair with hot rollers. Heat your rollers and follow through with the same steps listed, substituting a hot roller for each curl you would make with a curling iron. Roll each section on a roller all the way up to the top of your head and secure with a clip. The main difference between using a curling iron and hot rollers is with a curling iron you only leave it in each section of hair for 20 to 30 seconds, whereas with hot rollers you leave them in until they cool, about 20 minutes for most hot rollers.

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Ponytail extensions

In the past, a business hairstyle was a short hair, which was a sign of professionalism and gives a woman more mannish look. Nowadays, you can look beautiful, stylish and professional, without having a short haircut. Long gone are those days when ponytails were reserved for the gym, washing the car or for when you could not wash your hair.
The perfect decision for you is to style your hair into a ponytail and wrap part of your hair into the base of the hair in order to have more stylish look. However, it may be a problem for most of the women who do not have such a long hair, but there is no need for worries – there are different types of ponytail extensions hair, available on the market. Ponytail extensions are usually on the cheaper side compared other hair weaves and are easy to maintain. They are usually made from synthetic hair and hence the lower cost.

Blossom Synthetic Clip Ponytail

Blossom Synthetic Clip Ponytail

Before choosing a ponytail hair piece or extension, consider a few important factors. It’s essential to choose a color for your ponytail hair piece that closely resembles your natural shade of hair. Ask a sales consultant for advice if you’re uncertain. You should also choose a hair extension that is easy to maintain and clean. You can choose synthetic material or natural hair for your ponytail hair piece, each of which has its own advantages.
If you want to add volume to thin hair, choose a ponytail hair piece with highlights. Highlights in a lighter shade than your own natural color will add dimension to fine hair. You can choose one- or two-piece clip in extensions for your ponytail extension.Decide whether you’d prefer a straight hair style for your ponytail hair piece or an extension with curls or waves. If your hair is fine or lacks body, a curly style ponytail extension can add the volume you desire. If you have wavy hair that is unruly or naturally thick, choose a ponytail hair piece with a slight wave to complement your hair’s natural waviness.
Some ponytail hair extensions convert from straight to wavy. Convertible hair pieces typically are made with a built-in clip that can easily be adjusted to change the style of the wig. These types of hair pieces are generally medium length to long.

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How to install Clips in hair extensions?

Clip on hair extensions are becoming increasingly popular with young ladies who do not want to wait to get their desired hairstyle. All you need to do is to install clip on hair extensions wherever you want to give extra body and lift to your hair. Use hair extensions made from virgin human hair to give your hair that near-natural look.
The popularity of clip on hair extensions lies in the fact that they are cheap and easy to install and even easier to remove. Unlike permanent hair extensions such as heat fusion extensions that have to be done in salons and cost a lot, clip on hair extensions are easy to install and you can do it at home.

9 Pieces Body Wave Clip In Indian Hair Extension

9 Pieces Body Wave Clip In Indian Hair Extension

You need three things to install clip on hair extensions: a small tooth comb, good quality hairspray, and of course, some clip on hair extensions.
1.Part the section of hair just like you do to create a high ponytail except that in this case, you leave a small section at the base.
2.Pile the section on the crown of your head and put a clip on it so that it does not get in the way.
3.Tease and backcomb hair roots with the small tooth comb and apply hairspray.
4.Open the clip on accessory and start by clipping the right clip on to the fuzzy roots of your natural hair, then move on to the left clip, and finally, the middle clip.
5.Undo the section of ponytail and create another high ponytail section. Leave another section of hair at the base, making sure that it is just an inch above the section you just worked on. This is to ensure that this layer of natural hair falls just over the clip on hair extension you just installed.
6.Repeat the steps for as many clip on extensions that you want to add, taking care that you leave the thin section of hair to cover the previous extensions.
7.When you have to work on the sides, take a small section of hair about three inches above the ear and clip on the extension.
8.Using hairspray makes the hair a bit firmer, which ensures that the clip on hair extensions do not detach easily

White Blonde Remy Human Hair Clip In Extension

White Blonde Remy Human Hair Clip In Extension

It is imperative that you do not brush your hair from the roots because this can potentially move the extensions hair. Also, make sure that you tease, backcomb and hairspray only that section of your hair where you wish to place the hair extensions.